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The Resource The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901, Heather Cox Richardson, (electronic resource)

The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901, Heather Cox Richardson, (electronic resource)

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The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901
Title
The death of Reconstruction
Title remainder
race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901
Statement of responsibility
Heather Cox Richardson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historians overwhelmingly have blamed the demise of Reconstruction on Southerners' persistent racism. Heather Cox Richardson argues instead that class, along with race, was critical to Reconstruction's end. Northern support for freed blacks and Reconstruction weakened in the wake of growing critiques of the economy and calls for a redistribution of wealth. Using newspapers, public speeches, popular tracts, Congressional reports, and private correspondence, Richardson traces the changing Northern attitudes toward African-Americans from the Republicans' idealized image of black workers in 1861 through the 1901 publication of Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery. She examines such issues as black suffrage, disenfranchisement, taxation, westward migration, lynching, and civil rights to detect the trajectory of Northern disenchantment with Reconstruction. She reveals a growing backlash from Northerners against those who believed that inequalities should be addressed through working-class action, and the emergence of an American middle class that championed individual productivity and saw African-Americans as a threat to their prosperity. The Death of Reconstruction offers a new perspective on American race and labor and demonstrates the importance of class in the post-Civil War struggle to integrate African-Americans into a progressive and prospering nation
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Richardson, Heather Cox
Dewey number
973.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (États-Unis : 1854- )
  • Reconstruction
  • Freedmen
  • African Americans
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Working class
  • Northeastern States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis (Nord-Est)
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The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901, Heather Cox Richardson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-302) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue: the view from Atlanta, 1895 -- The Northern postwar vision, 1865-1867 -- The mixed blessing of universal suffrage, 1867-1870 -- Black workers and the South Carolina government, 1871-1875 -- Civil rights and the growth of the national government, 1870-1883 -- The Black exodus from the South, 1879-1880 -- The un-American Negro, 1880-1900 -- Epilogue: Booker T. Washington rises Up from slavery, 1901
Control code
ocn438886541
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unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674042698
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438886541
Label
The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901, Heather Cox Richardson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-302) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue: the view from Atlanta, 1895 -- The Northern postwar vision, 1865-1867 -- The mixed blessing of universal suffrage, 1867-1870 -- Black workers and the South Carolina government, 1871-1875 -- Civil rights and the growth of the national government, 1870-1883 -- The Black exodus from the South, 1879-1880 -- The un-American Negro, 1880-1900 -- Epilogue: Booker T. Washington rises Up from slavery, 1901
Control code
ocn438886541
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674042698
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438886541

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